Installing exchange 2010 with samba DCs

Matthieu Patou mat at
Fri May 18 11:16:01 MDT 2012


Last 3/4 weeks I made a lot of changes in samba so that the installation 
of Exchange 2010 could be possible with samba 4 DCs.
The final result is really positive as I'm able to install exchange in 
less than 30 minutes when running samba on my laptop and a windows 
2008R2 server with exchange installation in virtualbox.
The patch set to do so is here:;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/schema

I still have to review it but I think it gives an idea of the change I 
had to do. The bad news is that it seems that exchange didn't run very 
smoothly when installed with samba (for the moment).
I don't have plans to work on this and maybe not in the next months or 
so, still I'm wondering if there is people who could be interested to 
run this kind of setup (samba 4 DCs + exchange on windows server).

The positive side effect of the work on the schema is a huge speedup 
when schema are modified and also much more reliability in the schema 


Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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